Have A Pressure Plan For Your Boots Too
By FirstDown PlayBook on May 30, 2018

Typically you dial up a bootleg pass when you think you have the defense running like a bunch of hungry dogs to meat trying to stop your run game. You do the necessary checking before you call it. You are getting input from the box and from your tackles or tight ends about whether the defensive ends are staying home or not.

You know if you can just get your athletic quarterback on the edge, good things normally happen, so you let it rip and send the bootleg pass call into the game. Unbeknownst to you, the defensive coordinator, on the other side of the field, had different thoughts in his head. He has decided that it is time to heat you up off of the edge.

It’s scenarios like this that make football fun. We can game plan and scheme all we want. We can self scout, opponent scout, and play every percentage and tendency we have at our disposal. At the end of the day, however, both the offensive and the defensive coordinators can call what ever they want to.

When this kind of thing happens it’s normally the more detailed of the two coaches who wins because the detail involves having a plan for the unexpected. Today we have made a short youtube video where we take a look at some of the things that you can do to prepare your offense for edge pressure that comes when you have a bootleg pass called up.


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